Across State Bicycle Tours: California

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Rides marked To Be Announced (TBA) have not set their dates yet due to uncertainty over the Covid-19 pandemic. Check back on all rides as dates may change.

 Also see Charity Bike Rides

Climate Ride Death Valley National Park — This charitable cycling challenge explores the Death Valley, an area renown for little car traffic, warm winter weather, and unparalleled desert vistas. Stovepipe Wells to Furnace Creek; 230 to 256 miles. Limited. Dates: March 14-19, 2021

AIDS Lifecycle in 2021 will be a virtual ride named Togetheride to raise funds for San Francisco AIDS Foundation and L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. Replaces the 545-mile fund-raiser bike ride from San Francisco Los Angeles during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dates: Complete pledge rides by June 30, 2021.

Sierra to the Sea Bicycle Tour is a bicycle camping tour that travels from Lake Tahoe to the Golden Gate Bridge. The group celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018. The ride is designed for experienced cyclists and is limited to 160 riders. About 420 miles   Dates: No ride in 2021 due to Covid-19. Returns June 18-25, 2022. Contact the Almaden Cycle Touring Club’s website for information and registration.

Cycle the SierrasThe Sierra Nevada in Northern California is the locale for this fully supported annual bike ride. About 300 miles of bicycling with dinner, refreshments and camping at night. Registration limited to first 150 cyclists. Dates: TBA 2021

California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour is a fund-raiser bike ride for the Arthritis Foundation. An 8-day, 525 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles limited to 250 bicyclists. (Held as virtual event in 2020 due to Covid-19.) Dates: Sept. 18-25, 2021

Pablove Across America — See Oregon bike rides

California Dream Ride —  California Bicycle Coalition benefits from this ride from Santa Barbara to Oceanside; 290 miles. Dates: 2021 TBA

See also —

The nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association has group bicycle tours scheduled for the Pacific Coast.

Sea Otter Classic — A bicycle festival that features displays and booths, racing, and bike touring. The celebration of cycling is held annually at Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, CA. Dates: May 20-23, 2021

See more at California Bike Ride Calendar

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